Welcome to vista verde tours – the travel expert of Cape Verde!

We are very proud to announce that we are still alive despite this particular time. Since more than 18 months we have been without any income – it has been and still is a tremendous challenge.
More than ever it is essential for the country and the people to pursue the philosophy of sustainable tourism together with our many local service partners on spot.
Finally, we see a light at the end of the tunnel from autumn on.
First guests have announced themselves and we are prepared – together with our partners on spot – to receive them according to the international hygiene standards. The vaccination campaign is running well and the percentage of people eligible to receive it is quite high.

It is of high importance to us that people can go back to work and surely that our guests can – at least for some moments – forget Corona and enjoy the time on the archipelago.
I hope to see you soon!
Warm regards
Heike Alter
Mindelo, autumn 2021
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for self drivers on Cabo Verde


Self-drive holidays in Cape Verde are not completely straight forward and simple, mainly because a lot of the roads are not in good condition, there are not many signposts and the "highlights" are not well marked either. Whilst there are some circular walks that can easily be done independently, most of the trails area linear which means you do not finish at the same place you started (for theses linear options there is little point in having a car and driving yourself). The distance figures often do not relate to the actual driving time and, linguistically, you may find yourself in a stressful situation if unexpected events occur. We strongly recommend booking a car with driver instead. However, if you are keen for adventure we recommend the following tour with your own rental car.

rental car for self drivers on Cabo Verde


Travel combination with São Vicente, Santo Antão & Santiago

10 days / 9 nights

Price p.p.: from 880 EUR

This offer is based on a standard vehicle type (see photo) "Renault Duster" or similar category


for self drivers on Cabe Verde - road sign


An EU driving licence is sufficient for rental; deposits can usually be paid in cash or by credit card.
Fully comprehensive insurance is unusual; there is usually a deductible amount in the event of personal negligence.
Petrol stations can usually be found in "larger" towns. We do not recommend driving after sunset.


itinerary self drivers trips - map

Exploring Cape Verde on your own with a rental car?
Then please enquire now.



+238 9930788 office@vista-verde.com